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tcope
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reply to Hayward

Re: [Tablet] 4.1.x vs 4.2.x what's the difference?

said by Hayward:

I'm pretty hard pressed to see any real functional differens between 4.0 ICS, and 4.1 Jellybean.

True... really not much difference. Google was really pushing "Buttery Smooth" as being the big difference (screens are smoother as they load quicker) but on my S3 they were smooth already so I don't see _any_ difference. IMHO the main difference between 4.0 and 4.1 is Google Now. But to be honest, it's really not very useful. Yes it's cool that it places notifications on the phone about sports scores, nearby locations, travel times, etc. But to me it's more of a novelty. It was cool when someone added a entry to my calendar for a Google+ Event and awhile before the event Now told me I needed to leave at 7:02 to get there at 7:30. I do want to see 4.2 as I like the Sphere addition to the camera. Many people are posting them on Google+. It's a 360 photo of the area that you can make. I think with this ability being built into Android we will be seeing more and more cameras running Android.


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said by tcope:

I do want to see 4.2 as I like the Sphere addition to the camera. Many people are posting them on Google+. It's a 360 photo of the area that you can make. I think with this ability being built into Android we will be seeing more and more cameras running Android.

4.1 Already has a panorama function on the camera that is kinda so so in my experimentation (Seen Apps that do it better) Or do you mean a 3D 360 deg? Can't see how you could do that with a simple lens.
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tcope
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It is different then that. It's an all around view and you pan. Search on Google plus for sphere. Really amazing.



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said by tcope:

It is different then that. It's an all around view and you pan. Search on Google plus for sphere. Really amazing.

Ok an interesting feature but rather impractical. Requires taking a bazillion (relatively speaking) properly overlapped pix... and the demos I saw were not really full spheres, more like 180 with just more vertical and scroll zoom.
And really only suitable for static subjects with nothing moving around.

VS real ones that are full spheres, done in a single shot with a very pricey lens system.

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tcope
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said by Hayward:

Ok an interesting feature but rather impractical. Requires taking a bazillion (relatively speaking) properly overlapped pix... and the demos I saw were not really full spheres, more like 180 with just more vertical and scroll zoom.
And really only suitable for static subjects with nothing moving around.

VS real ones that are full spheres, done in a single shot with a very pricey lens system.

It's really pretty quick (taking the photos). As with pano pictures, you can move pretty quickly without having to stop. I have a friend that takes quite a few:

»plus.google.com/u/1/108187313492···20/posts

Some of his earlier ones are much better as they are day shots. I do a lot of backpacking and one of the things I always tell people is that a photos does not really do the scene justice. Pano is much better because it gives you a slightly better perspective (I usually take panos that are around 120 degrees so they don't distort). But with sphere shots people will be able to look all around at the view, up and down even.